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Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: Filliam H. Muffman
Date: March 27, 2012 09:06AM
Pretty much a paid ad for Nokian, but still impressive.

Finland-built electric car reaches 156 miles per hour on ice [ green.autoblog.com ]




in tha 510.
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: billb
Date: March 27, 2012 09:15AM
<< The record had been previously held by a bunch of drunk guys in a Camaro in Minnesota.>>

:-)


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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 27, 2012 09:19AM
mmm, jelly-cam... drool smiley
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: DRR
Date: March 27, 2012 09:32AM
I don't see why that's particularly impressive.

Ice would lengthen acceleration times/distances and the ability of the car to drive straight at high speeds, but should have little to no effect on top speed. (especially with studs)

Having said that I've owned Nokians and they were excellent on ice.
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: Dennis R
Date: March 27, 2012 09:34AM
I didn't read the article but was the car actually moving when the speedometer hit 156 MPH?
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: mikebw
Date: March 27, 2012 09:37AM
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DRR
I don't see why that's particularly impressive.

Ice would lengthen acceleration times/distances and the ability of the car to drive straight at high speeds, but should have little to no effect on top speed. (especially with studs)

I think having studded tires would certainly increase the rolling resistance of the tire. Isn't that kind of how snow/ice tires work?
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: Racer X
Date: March 27, 2012 11:58AM
But, can it STOP?

I see countless drivers every winter who assume that since they can accelerate, that they can break just as easily. I watched a Ford Explorer almost break an articulated bus at the joint because the driver couldn't slow down.
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: mrbigstuff
Date: March 27, 2012 01:26PM
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Racer X
But, can it STOP?

I see countless drivers every winter who assume that since they can accelerate, that they can break just as easily. I watched a Ford Explorer almost break an articulated bus at the joint because the driver couldn't slow down.

bingo! although I would say that those folks were not too concerned about stopping, far too many people tail gate just as if they were driving on superb summer tires in dry, sunny conditions. just not good drivers, ultimately, if they can't understand simple physics.
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: deckeda
Date: March 27, 2012 05:39PM
I remember Nokian. Back in the 90s they were known for good ergonomics and clear reception.
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Re: Now those are some good snow tires
Posted by: Lux Interior
Date: March 28, 2012 06:57AM
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mrbigstuff
just not good drivers, ultimately, if they can't understand simple physics.

Meanwhile, they are cursing you wondering why you are going so slow. "Doesn't he know how to drive in snow?"
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